North Yorkshire Police responded to what they described as a ‘deeply concerning incident’ this afternoon.
It happened at around 3pm in the Riverside Walk area of Norton.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “A deeply concerning incident occurred in Norton this afternoon, but we would like to reassure people an arrest has been made.
Riverside Walk, Norton
“However we still need to speak with any witnesses.
“In particular, we are wanting to speak with those who were in the area between the skate park and the back of the bus station.”
Police were contacted with reports of a man indecently exposing himself in this area of the town.
He was said to be sitting on a bench – then later walked along the footpath towards the playground on Riverside View.
“Following the reports, officers attended the scene and a man was arrested and remains in police custody at this time,” the spokesperson said.
“An incident of this nature can have a big impact on anyone who witnessed it and we would urge those who did, not only to speak with officers, but if they feel they need to, seek help for a number of specialist agencies – details of which can be found on our website.”
If you can help police with their investigation, you can contact them on the numbers below.
How to help the police
- Call North Yorkshire Police on 101
- Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
- Quote reference number 12230107989
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